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Climate change mitigation: Africa must prioritize the restoration of depleting ecosystems

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest (about 114,763 km²). It also revealed in a report that the degradation of ecosystems is already affecting the lives of about 40% of the world’s population and that soil erosion and other forms

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Youth-led MSME or Innovator? Apply for the #YouthADAPT Challenge 2022 to drive climate change adaptation and resilience

Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), African Development Bank (AfDB), and Climate Investment Funds have launched the second edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions #YouthAdapt Challenge.   #YouthADAPT Challenge is an annual competition and awards program for youth-led enterprises (50% women-led) and seeks to boost sustainable job creation through support

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Apply! This Is Cool Challenge by Sustainable Cooling for All

In a world being threatened by global warming, access to sustainable cooling has become a necessity and an issue of equity.   Heatwaves kill 12,000 people per year today, a number projected to rise to 255,000 by 2050 unless we adapt to the threat. The analysis for 2022 shows that

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Climate change: Pakistan floods show developing countries have it worse off

Climate change is causing a rise in global temperatures which in turn is increasing the moisture the atmosphere can hold. This is resulting in heavy rains and floods which are wreaking havoc on communities and are resulting in a number of problems — contaminated water supplies, displacements, diseases, inability to

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Africa: A look at loss and damage in the climate conversation

Africa is facing irreversible climate-related disasters such as droughts, heatwaves, cyclones, and flooding.   This has affected the continent in areas including food, and water security, and has spelled both greater economic impact on crops, infrastructure, and non-economic impact on human health and mobility, territory, cultural heritage and traditions, indigenous

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Emissions budget and why carbon inequality is a disserve to Africa

Climate change is one of the biggest environmental crises we currently face because its impact is felt in almost every aspect of our lives: water, food, wellbeing, etc.   In a bid to tackle the climate crisis, the global community established SDGs, adopted the Paris Climate Agreement, and proposed o

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Pairing climate policies with voting right is crucial for effective climate action

The issue of climate change is a major threat to the well-being of people in Africa - increased temperature resulting in deadly heatwaves, varying rainfall resulting in flooding in some areas, and droughts in others which, in turn, is leading to reduced agricultural production and increased food insecurity.   As

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Compost: A two-way solution for climate change and managing food waste

Food loss is exacerbating hunger and food insecurity globally.   According to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is either lost or wasted yearly, across the world.   Also, a report published in July 2021 by the Food and Agriculture Organization, the

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Egypt partners Meta and Google to explore the role of startups in combating climate change

Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation met with representatives from Google and Meta on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The aim of the meeting was to explore the role of startups in combating climate change and enhance technical cooperation as well as exchange experiences in order to use

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Sustainable lithium and cobalt mining is key to Africa’s EV adoption

In recent times, the air quality in Africa has witnessed drastic deterioration, and while there are various contributing factors, vehicular emissions and emissions from energy production continue to be the primary pollutants.   As talks of climate change continue to dominate conversations globally, continents of the world have begun moving

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